Causes of Bad Breath

Updated on Saturday 15th October 2016

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Many people have bad breath, due to a poor dental hygiene, teeth infection, tobacco and unhealthy food habits. Also known as halitosis, bad breath affects 1 in 4 people, but if you deal with such problem, our dentists in Dubai can provide you with the necessary dental treatment and information, if you wish to get rid of this unpleasant problem. You can also receive dental implants in Dubai, and it is good to know that our modern dental clinics are excellently equipped with the latest technology in dentistry.

Bad dental hygiene causes bad breath

If you don’t wash and brush the teeth properly, the remained food particles will transform into bacteria, which will lead to tooth decay, bad breath, and many other dental problems. Brushing the teeth removes the plaque, which is another serious cause that can produce halitosis. Patients who wear dentures need to take care of it by cleaning and washing every day, in order to avoid bad breath.

Dry mouth can cause bad breath

As we all know, saliva cleans the mouth and diminishes the odor. If you are dealing with a dry mouth, it is recommended to talk to your doctor because you might need to run some tests. Dry mouth appears if you have certain salivary gland condition, and this leads to halitosis. Our Dubai dentist recommends to all patients to drink water, about two liters per day, in order to avoid the dry mouth and especially the bad breath.

Sinus and throat conditions can produce bad breath

Many patients with chronic bronchitis, respiratory system infection or sinus infection deal with bad breath. Bacteria tend to affect the tonsil stones also, therefore, a bad breath is inevitable. On the other hand, breath odor can alert an individual, if he deals with severe kidney, stomach or liver problems. For instance, people who deal with kidney disease may have a breath that smells like fish. Our dentists in Dubai can offer a complete dental check-up, in order to eliminate certain dental problems.

How to treat halitosis

First of all, the dentist will smell the breath and then will ask questions about your daily routine, including food and dental care, besides allergies or illnesses you might have. The dentist will also offer a dental cleaning, in order to eliminate plaque. If you cannot produce enough saliva to maintain a stable acid level in the mouth, then an artificial saliva rinse or special medication might be recommended for you. And besides that, it is necessary to drink as much water as possible, for a proper function of your body, including teeth. As a reminder, brush and floss the teeth daily and start using antimicrobial rinses to kill and avoid bacteria.

A special toothbrush can be recommended by your doctor, with the advice that needs to be replaced once in three months. And of course, periodical visits to your dentist in Dubai are necessary to maintain a proper oral health and to avoid severe dental problems.

You are invited to contact our team of dentists in Dubai if you wish additional information about bad breath treatments or about other dental procedures available in our clinics.